Our wall maintenance tips can help you keep your home cost efficient, safe & cozy.
How to Remove Mold on Drywall
If you notice mold on a drywall surface in your home, try not to panic. The truth is that mold can happen anywhere and in any home. All it needs to grow is a source of moisture and an organic food source, and drywall can be an all-you-can-eat buffet. Read these steps on how to safely remove mold from your drywall.
How to Clean Painted Walls
Scuffs, marks, and stains on your walls can make even the cleanest room look shabby. The good news is that you don’t have to go out and buy a special cleaner or any tools for this job. Here’s how to clean painted walls easily.
6 Common Paint Problems & How to Fix Them
Learn what causes the peskiest paint problems—and how to fix and avoid them in the future.
How to Repair Cracks in Plaster Walls
Painting expert Mauro Henrique shows Kevin O’Connor how to handle cracks in plaster and drywall.
How to Fill a Hole in a Brick Wall
We show you how to fill a hole in a brick wall with mortar, matching bricks, and tools you can rent.
Brush Advice to Know Before Painting a Room
These three hints can help you prolong your brush’s life and save some wear and tear
How to Treat Stains on Plaster and Drywall
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains the best way to get rid of water stains on ceilings and walls.
How to Patch Small Holes in Walls
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva teaches a homeowner to patch small holes in her wall.
How to Repair Plaster
Make damage to lath and plaster walls disappear for good using the right techniques and materials
How To Fix a Hole in Lath and Plaster Walls
Here are two ways approach your lath and plaster repair whether you have a damaged wall or if you need to patch a hole.
How to Repair Peeling Paint
In this video, painting contractor Jim Clark solves persistent peeling-paint problems
How to Repair Plaster Walls
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a newer, faster way to fix cracked, loose plaster walls
How to Repair Plaster Walls
Our online visitors asked for help with dinged, gouged, and cracked walls. Here's an easy way to repair cracks in plaster walls and get a smooth surface that lasts.
How to Patch Drywall
In this how-to video, learn to patch holes with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
How to Patch a Drywall Hole
General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor how to patch holes in drywall, covering holes of all shapes and sizes.
How to Patch Plaster
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva makes a perfect-patch plaster repair.
How to Replace a Wall Tile
In this how-to video, This Old House tile contractor Joe Ferrante replaces cracked ceramic tile
Wallpaper Repairs Made Easy
We teach you the three most common wall-paper repairs: loose seams, punctures and trapped air bubbles.
How to Fix a Hole in the Wall
Easily repair a hole in the wall of any size with these step-by-step instructions.